The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance Analyst
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 516 533 504
Rank change year-on-year +17 -29  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 64 94 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 69 82
Median daily rate £310 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.42% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £340 £339
% change year-on-year -10.29% +0.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.66% -10.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.75

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40257 46300 48376
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.74% 95.04% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26259 30600 30961
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1356 1863
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured QA Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in England

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA Analyst in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Analyst in England

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Analyst in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA Analyst in England

QA Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Analyst in England

QA Analyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -19 26 £351 -6.53% 14
South East +34 19 £305 -12.85% 8
South West - 6 £308 - 4
West Midlands +27 5 £215 -42.66% 4
East Midlands -10 4 £425 +54.54%
North West +25 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +19 2 - - 1
QA Analyst
UK

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, QA Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 132 (100.00%) QA
2 77 (58.33%) Test Automation
3 72 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (35.61%) Java
5 40 (30.30%) Selenium
6 35 (26.52%) SQL
7 27 (20.45%) JIRA
8 26 (19.70%) Cucumber
9 25 (18.94%) Test Scripting
9 25 (18.94%) Scrum
10 19 (14.39%) .NET
10 19 (14.39%) Banking
11 18 (13.64%) Finance
11 18 (13.64%) Performance Testing
11 18 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (12.88%) SDLC
12 17 (12.88%) Manual Testing
13 16 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (11.36%) Regression Testing
14 15 (11.36%) Waterfall
14 15 (11.36%) Gherkin
15 14 (10.61%) Non-Functional Testing
15 14 (10.61%) Jenkins
15 14 (10.61%) Defect Management
15 14 (10.61%) WebDriver
15 14 (10.61%) ISEB
16 13 (9.85%) SoapUI
16 13 (9.85%) Test Strategy
16 13 (9.85%) Functional Testing
17 12 (9.09%) SpecFlow

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.03%) Confluence
1 4 (3.03%) MS Project Server
2 3 (2.27%) CMS
2 3 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.52%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.76%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.76%) JBoss
4 1 (0.76%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.76%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (3.03%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.76%) Magento
2 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.76%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.82%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (3.03%) GitHub
3 3 (2.27%) SaaS
4 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.76%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.76%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.52%) Internet
1 2 (1.52%) PuTTY
1 2 (1.52%) WinSCP
2 1 (0.76%) HTTP
2 1 (0.76%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.79%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (3.03%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.27%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.52%) DB2
6 2 (1.52%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (1.52%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.52%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.76%) Big Data
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.76%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 40 (30.30%) Selenium
2 27 (20.45%) JIRA
3 26 (19.70%) Cucumber
4 14 (10.61%) Jenkins
4 14 (10.61%) WebDriver
5 13 (9.85%) SoapUI
6 12 (9.09%) SpecFlow
7 8 (6.06%) Git (software)
8 7 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (4.55%) JIRA Agile
9 6 (4.55%) TeamCity
10 5 (3.79%) LoadRunner
11 4 (3.03%) Eclipse
11 4 (3.03%) TestNG
11 4 (3.03%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.52%) Ant
12 2 (1.52%) HP UFT
12 2 (1.52%) JBehave
12 2 (1.52%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (1.52%) Toad
General
1 19 (14.39%) Banking
2 18 (13.64%) Finance
3 7 (5.30%) Retail
4 4 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.27%) Back Office
5 3 (2.27%) Marketing
6 2 (1.52%) Billing
6 2 (1.52%) Law
6 2 (1.52%) Publishing
6 2 (1.52%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.76%) French Language
7 1 (0.76%) Legal
7 1 (0.76%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.76%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.76%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.39%) .NET
2 15 (11.36%) Gherkin
3 10 (7.58%) Web Services
4 9 (6.82%) HTML
5 6 (4.55%) SOAP
6 4 (3.03%) REST
6 4 (3.03%) RESTful
6 4 (3.03%) XML
7 3 (2.27%) Behat
7 3 (2.27%) JSON
8 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.52%) CSS
8 2 (1.52%) HTML5
9 1 (0.76%) Ajax
9 1 (0.76%) React
9 1 (0.76%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 1 (0.76%) Unity DI Container
9 1 (0.76%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.82%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.55%) User Experience
4 4 (3.03%) Derivative
4 4 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.27%) Equities
5 3 (2.27%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.27%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.27%) NHS
5 3 (2.27%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.76%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.76%) HoloLens
6 1 (0.76%) iPhone
6 1 (0.76%) Life Science
6 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.76%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.33%) Linux
2 9 (6.82%) Windows
3 6 (4.55%) Android
3 6 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.52%) Unix
4 2 (1.52%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.52%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.52%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 72 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (18.94%) Scrum
3 25 (18.94%) Test Scripting
4 18 (13.64%) Performance Testing
5 17 (12.88%) Manual Testing
5 17 (12.88%) SDLC
6 16 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (11.36%) Regression Testing
7 15 (11.36%) Waterfall
8 14 (10.61%) Defect Management
8 14 (10.61%) Non-Functional Testing
9 13 (9.85%) Functional Testing
9 13 (9.85%) Test Strategy
10 12 (9.09%) BDD
10 12 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
10 12 (9.09%) Software Testing
11 11 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
12 10 (7.58%) API Testing
13 9 (6.82%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (35.61%) Java
2 35 (26.52%) SQL
3 12 (9.09%) C#
4 10 (7.58%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.06%) VBA
6 6 (4.55%) Python
7 5 (3.79%) Ruby
7 5 (3.79%) Scala
8 3 (2.27%) PHP
9 2 (1.52%) C++
9 2 (1.52%) Clojure
9 2 (1.52%) F#
9 2 (1.52%) Groovy
9 2 (1.52%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.76%) Perl
10 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (10.61%) ISEB
2 11 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.03%) CSQA
4 4 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.27%) Degree
5 3 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.52%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.52%) HL7
3 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (1.52%) vSphere
2 1 (0.76%) Firmware
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.52%) vRealize
3 1 (0.76%) Netcool
Vendors
1 12 (9.09%) Google
1 12 (9.09%) HP
2 10 (7.58%) Oracle
3 6 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.79%) SAP
5 3 (2.27%) Citrix
5 3 (2.27%) Compaq
5 3 (2.27%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.27%) Sybase
6 2 (1.52%) Adobe
6 2 (1.52%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.52%) New Relic
6 2 (1.52%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.52%) Remedy
6 2 (1.52%) Twitter
6 2 (1.52%) VMware
7 1 (0.76%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.76%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.76%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.76%) ServiceNow
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 225 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £325 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago